Visa Recipients

  • ENGEL, Cyrla
    Age 65
  • LERNER, Abraham Isaak P A
    Age 48 | Visa #1296
  • LERNER, Antoinette P
    Age 14
  • LERNER, Armand P
    Age 8
  • LERNER, David P
    Age 40 | Visa #1214
  • LERNER, Esther/Enia née SPINNER P
    Age 38 | Visa #1212
  • LERNER, Hélène P
    Age 13
  • LERNER, Henri Robert P
    Age 10
  • LERNER, Henriette P
    Age 10
  • LERNER, Ines P
    Age 10
  • LERNER, Irene V P
    Age 14
  • LERNER, Jacques P
    Age 45
    Age 44 | Visa #1294
  • LERNER, Marcel P
    Age 17
  • LERNER, Mina/Mia née ENGEL P
    Age 33
  • LERNER, Monette P
  • LERNER, Paula/Paulette V P A
    Age 18 | Visa #1295
  • LERNER, Sabine/Sandy P
    Age 13
  • LERNER, Sylvain P
    Age 2
  • LERNER, Yvonne P
    Age 6

About the Family

The numbered visas were issued by Aristides de Sousa Mendes in Bordeaux on June 5 and June 11, 1940.

The family crossed into Portugal, where some members lived in Lisbon and others were in Figueira da Foz. David and Enia LERNER, along with their three children, Henriette, Sabine, and Yvonne, sailed from Lisbon to New York on the ship Nyassa in December 1940. Jacques and Mia LERNER, along with their three children, Armand, Ines, and Sylvain, also sailed on the Nyassa in December 1940. Irene and Marcel LERNER sailed with Cyrla ENGEL to New York on the Serpa Pinto in December 1940. Abraham and Livia LERNER, along with their four children, Antoinette, Hélène, Henri Robert, and Paulette, sailed from Lisbon to New York on the ship Nyassa in April 1941. This family is linked with the SPINNER/WILENSKY family and the GREIZERSTEIN/NEULINGER family.

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Page of Sousa Mendes Visa Registry Book listing this family and others - Courtesy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs archives, Lisbon